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Author
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Jimi Hendrix Experience
All along 
the Watchtower
(words & music by Bob Dylan)

Bass tab  

Tuning: 1/2 TONE DOWN : D# G# C# F#
Tempo: 112 bpm

Key signature: Cbm                  

Intro: 00:01
F#|----------------------|-----------------------|----------------------|-
C#|-----------9--9--11---|-11-11-11-----9--9--7--|-7-7-7-------9--9--11-|-
G#|----------------------|-----------------------|----------------------|- 
D#|----------------------|-----------------------|----------------------|-
  
F#|----------------------|------------------------|---------------------|-
C#|-11-11-11----9--9--7--|-7----------------------|---------------------|-
G#|----------------------|--------------------2-3-|-4--4-----2--2---x-2-|- 
D#|----------------------|---0-0-2--3-3-3---4-----|-------2-------------|-

F#|----------------------|-----------------4--4---|---------------------|-
C#|----------------------|--------------4-------4-|---------------------|-
G#|-0---------------2--3-|-4-4-4--0-2-------------|-0--------------2--3-|- 
D#|---0-2--2-3---4-------|------------------------|----0--2---3--4------|-


Verse1: 00:18 
F#|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|-
C#|----------------------------------|--------------------------4-------|-
G#|---4-------0--2----2-------0---2--|-0----------------2---2-------2---|- 
D#|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|-
  There must be some kind way outta there,
F#|----------------------|-----------------------|----------------------|-
C#|-----------------4----|-----------------------|----------------------|-
G#|-4----0--2--2-------2-|-0-----0--2--2-----0-2-|-4----0--2--2-----0-2-|- 
D#|----------------------|-----------------------|----------------------|-
Say the joker to the thief
There's too much confusion
F#|----------------------|-----------------------|------------------------|-
C#|-----4-----------4----|-----------------------|-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-----|-
G#|--0----4--2--2------2-|-4----0--2--2----0-2-0-|--------------------4-2-|- 
D#|----------------------|-----------------------|------------------------|-
Na, I can't get no relief
F#|----------------------|--------9--------------|----------------------|-
C#|----------------------|-----------11-9--------|----------------------|-
G#|-4----0--2--2-----0-2-|-0-0-0-----------9-11\-|-4----0--2--2-----0-2-|- 
D#|----------------------|-----------------------|----------------------|-
Business men, they ah, ah, drink my wine
Plowmen dig my earth
F#|----------------------|-----------------------|--------9-------------|-
C#|----------------------|-----------------------|-----------11-9-------|-
G#|-0--0-0-0--2---2--3---|-4------0--2--2-----0--|--0---0----------9-11-|- 
D#|----------------------|-----------------------|----------------------|-
Uh, None will level on the line, Uh
F#|----------------------------11---------|-----------9-9-9-9--10-10--11-11-12-13-|-
C#|-------------------9----9----------9---|-11-11-11------------------------------|-
G#|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|- 
D#|---9------------0----------------------|---------------------------------------|-
Nobody of it is worth, Hey


Solo1: 00:52 
F#|----------------------|-----------------------|----------------------|-
C#|-11-----------9-------|-7-------------------9-|-11---------9---------|-
G#|----11-----11---9---9-|---7----7-7\9-9-9-11g--|----11---11----9----9-|- 
D#|--------9---------7---|------5----------------|-------9----------7---|-
  
F#|----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-
C#|-7-------7------------|------11----------9----|-----7-----9-9/11------|-
G#|---7------------------|---11-----11----9----9-|---7-----0--------9/11-|- 
D#|-----5-5---5-5-5-7-7-8|-9------------7--------|-5---------------------|-


Verse2: 01:08 
|----------------------|-----------------------||----------------------|-
|------11-------9----9-|------------9----------||----------------------|-
|---11----11------9----|-----7---------9-------||-4-4--0--2--2-----0-2-|- 
|-9----------7---------|-5------5---------7\---||----------------------|-
No reason to get excited
|------9---------------|-------------------------|--------------------|-
|---------11-9---------|-------------------------|--------------------|-
|-0--------------9\11--|-------------------------|--------------------|- 
|----------------------|-9-9---0--9-0--7--7--0-5-|-5-5---5-5---7-7-8--|-
Uh, heh, the thief he kindly spoke.
|----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-
|----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-
|----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|- 
|-9-9---0-9--7-7---0-7-|-5-5---0-5---5-5--7-8--|-9-9---0-9---7-7---0-7-|-
There are many here among us
who feel that life is but a joke.
|----------------------|-----------------------|-------9-----------------|-
|----------------------|-----------------------|------------11-9\11-9----|-
|-/9-------------------|-----------------------|----------------------11-|- 
|------------7--7--8---|-9---0--7--7----0--7---|-5-----------------------|-
 But,uh,  but you and I, we've been through that,  but, ah,
|----------------------|-----------------------|----------------------|-
|----------------------|-----------------------|------------------9---|-
|----------------------|---------7---7---------|---------------9----9-|- 
|-9-----0-9-7--7---0-7-|-5-----x---------7\9\7-|-9----0--7--7---------|-
And this is not our fate
So let us not talk falsely now.
|----------------------|-----------------------|--------------9--11--11-12-12-13-13-|-
|-------7--7-----------|-----------------------|-11-11-11-11------------------------|-
|----------------------|-----------------------|------------------------------------|- 
|---8------------7-----|--9--------0--7--7-----|------------------------------------|-
The hour's gettin' late, ah, Hey!


 
Solo2: 01:42 
|--------------------------|-------------9-11-11---------------|----------------------|-
|-11-----------9-----9-9---|-7-----7-7-----------9-11-11-------|------11---------9----|-
|----11-----11---9-9-----9-|---7-7-----7------------------9\11-|---11----11----9----9-|- 
|--------9-----------------|-----------------------------------|-9-----------7--------|-
  
|--------------------------------------|----------------------|-----------------------|-
|-7-7-9\11-11----------9\11-11-------6-|------11----------9---|-----------------------|-
|--------------9\11-11----------9\11---|---11----11----9----9-|------------------9-7--|- 
|-5------------------------------------|-9-----------7--------|-5---0-5--0-\-9--7-7---|-


Interlude: 01:59 
|-------------------------|------------------------|-----------------------|-
|------11------------9----|------------------------|-------11-----------9--|-
|---11-----11-----9-----9-|------------------------|----11----------9------|- 
|-9------------7----------|-5--5-5-5-5-5--7---7--8-|-9----------7----------|-

|------------6--6---------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-
|-------7-----------7--7--|-------11-----------9--|--------7--------------|-
|----7--------------------|----11----------9------|-----7-----------------|- 
|--5----------------------|-9----------7----------|--5---------7---7------|-
  
|-------------------------|-------------------------||-----------------------|-
|--------11----------9----|-------7-----------------||-------11---9--9-------|-
|----11-----------9-------|----7-----9--9-7-9-7-----||----11------------9----|- 
|-9------------7----------|-5-------------------7-8-||-9-------------------7-|-


Solo3: 02:16 
|------------------------------|-------------------|------------------------------|-
|------7--9/11-11--------------|------11---9-------|-----7-7----------------------|-
|---7-------------9-10-11-9-11-|---11---------9----|---7-----9/11-11-11-9--7------|- 
|-5----------------------------|-9---------------7-|-5-----------------------9--7-|-

|-------------------------|-----------------------------|-------------------------|-
|--------11----------9----|---------9/11----------------|------11------------9-9--|-
|----11-----------9-------|---------------9h9/11--11-11-|---11-----------9-9------|- 
|-9------------7----------|-5--5------------------------|-9----------7-7----------|-

|-----------------------|-----------------------|-11-11-11-11-11-11-12-12-13-13-13-----|-
|-----------------------|-------11---------9----|--------------------------------------|-
|-----------------------|----11---------9-------|--------------------------------------|-
|--5--5-5--5-5--7--7--8-|-9----------7----------|----------------------------------17~-|-

|-------------------------|---------------------------|--------------------------|-
|-------------------------|--------11-11-11---------9-|----11-----11-------9-----|-
|-------------------------|-----------------9-11-11---|--------11--------9-----9-|- 
|-----9-9----0-7-7----7-7-|-5-------------------------|-9-------------7----------|-

|-----------------------|------6--x-x--4-4-4-------|-----------------------------|-
|-----------------------|----6---------------4-x-x-|---------------------------9-|-
|--------------------2--|-4------------------------|----4--5-----7----9-10--11---|- 
|---5--0-0--2--3--4-----|--------------------------|-5---------0-----------------|-


Verse3: 02:49
|----------------------|-----------------------||-------------------------|-
|-11-----------9-------|-7---------------------||------------------4-\-6--|-
|-----11---------9-----|---7----------------2--||-4--------2--2-----------|- 
|---------9--x-----7--x|-----5--0--2--3--4-----||-------0-----------------|-
Well, all along the watchtower
|------------6-6-9--------|-----------------------|------------------------|-
|--------\7---------4-6-6-|-----------------------|----------4--4--4--2----|-
|---0---------------------|-4----------2--2---0/2-|-0----------------------|- 
|-------------------------|----------0------------|--------0---------------|-
Princes kept the view.  
|----------------------|---------2-------------|----------------------|-
|------------------4---|-----------------------|-----------------4----|-
|-4---------2--2-----2-|-0------------2-----0--|-4----0-2---2------2--|- 
|---------0------------|-----------------------|----------------------|-
While all the women came and went,
Bare feet servants too.
|---------11------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-
|----------------11-11--|-----------------------|-------9-9-9-11-11-11--|-
|-/-9--------9----------|-------------------9---|----0------------------|- 
|-----------------------|--9-------0-7--7-----7-|-5---------------------|-
Well, ah, oh, outside in the cold distance, uh,
|-----------------------|---------------------------------|-----------------------|-
|-----------------------|---11---11-11-11--------11----11-|-------------------9---|-
|-------------------9---|--------------------11-----------|-----------------------|- 
|--9-------0-7--7-----7-|-5----9----------9---------9-----|--9-------0-7--7-----7-|-
A wild cat did growl
Two riders were approaching
|----------------------|------------------|---------9----11-11-11-12-12-13-13-13-||-
|-------11-11----------|------------------|-11-11--------------------------------||-
|---------------9-9-7--|------------------|--------------------------------------||- 
|-5--------------------|-9------0-7--7----|--------------------------------------||-
And the wind began to howl,  
Hey,


Outro: 03:23 
|-----------------------|------------------------------|----------------------|-
|-11----------9-9---9---|-7---7----11-11-11-11---------|-11---11-----9---9----|-
|----11----11-----9---9-|---7---7--------------9/11-11-|----11---11----9---9--|- 
|-------9---------------|------------------------------|----------------------|-

|----------------------------------|-------------------------|----------------------|-
|-7---7-----11-11-11-9---9-9-10-10-|-11-----------9----------|-7---------9------9---|-
|---7---7--------------------------|----11-----11----9----9--|--------7-------------|- 
|----------------------------------|--------9-----------7----|-----5---------7------|-
all along the watchtower
They say come in
|------------------------|11-11-11-11---------------------------------|----------------|-
|11----11-----9----9-----|------------11-11-11-11---------------------|--11-7--9-9-9-9\|-
|---11----11-----9-----9-|-------------------------9\11-11-11-11/9----|----------------|-
|------------------------|-----------------------------------------12-|9---------------|-
Have you ever?
Don't be way out here.
|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|-
|------------------------------------|-9/11---11-11----------------------------------|-
|-------------------9--9-9\11-11-11--|---------------11---11-11-12--12--12-12-12-12--|- 
|----5--5--x--5--5-------------------|-----------------------------------------------|-
Yeah..........
|---------14-14-14------------|------------------------|-----------------------------||
|-----------------------------|-11-11------------------|-----------------------------||
|--12-12-------------11-12-14-|------------------------|--------------------11-12-14-|| 
|-----------------------------|--------0-4-4-4-4---4-4-|-5-5---0-0--0--0-0-----------||
Ah Babe,
All along the watchtower...


End: 03:58


Tablature Legend ----------------  
| S  slap 
| .  full stop
| P  pop 
| x  mute note 
| /  slide up 
| \  slide down 
| h  hammer-on 
| p  pull-off 
| g  grace note 
| ~  vibrato 
| ^  brush up

            
            
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sheila scotty 16 Jul 19, 2015 02:08 PM

Great job indeed, very impressive and neatly written... Thanks really !

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